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    Re: Highway Weight Stations

    There is not any one CHP officer in Calif. that reads/knows the laws or enforces them the same.. The DMV makes the laws and they don't what they are. I just drive on by. Its a private not for hire vehicle towing a RV.
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    Re: Highway Weight Stations

    Somewhere higher in this thread was a link to the AAA guide for towing/stopping. I read there that Kansas has it as all trucks must stop. I asked my neighbor who is a CDL instructor and examiner for the state of Kansas about this. He said that technically they call our 'trucks' pickups -- trucks are 26001 or greater. However, a few troopers will pull you over and examine your registration. If it shows more the 10K, you get a ticket and can fight it in court.

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    Re: Highway Weight Stations

    Quote Originally Posted by ksucats View Post
    Somewhere higher in this thread was a link to the AAA guide for towing/stopping. I read there that Kansas has it as all trucks must stop. I asked my neighbor who is a CDL instructor and examiner for the state of Kansas about this. He said that technically they call our 'trucks' pickups -- trucks are 26001 or greater. However, a few troopers will pull you over and examine your registration. If it shows more the 10K, you get a ticket and can fight it in court.
    The State of Texas does not require you carry your registration papers with you. In Texas your registration is the sticker that you place on your windshield or on your trailer license plate. If the Trooper of LEO needs information from your registration he can run it on the computer and see what info is listed, which includes your expiration, weight, make, model, year, lien holder, vehicles inspection data, insurance and more.
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    You know, we previously had this discussion within a thread on one ton dually diesel pickup truck licensing in California, since these privately owned tow vehicles are automatically designated as a COMMERCIAL VEHICLE due to their weight by the California DMV (And you pay a LOT higher registration fees than a non-commercial vehicle). One fifth wheel RV owner on this forum went to the length of visiting the weighmaster at the weigh station, and learned that by California law ALL COMMERCIAL VEHICLES are supposed to stop at California weigh stations. That being said, the weighmaster then said that they don't WANT private dually diesel pickups to stop and just add to their workload of semis.
    Yep, that's exactly what the CHP told me too. Drive on and pull over when you hear the siren. Most likely, they're diving on by after someone else.
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    Re: Highway Weight Stations

    If we were to pull into a weigh station . . . would they weigh us?

    Or tell us to go somewhere else . . .
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    Re: Highway Weight Stations

    I think it would depend on the weigh master -- here in Kansas I did stop one day with my SOB, pulled off to the side and asked if I could be weighed. No problem. He even allowed me to unhook the 5th wheel and then weigh again with just the truck. Very nice. Of course I did ask first - don't know what would have happened if I had just joined the line of semis. I have read other posts where the weigh masters were not so agreeable or polite.

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    Re: Highway Weight Stations

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnD View Post
    If we were to pull into a weigh station . . . would they weigh us?

    Or tell us to go somewhere else . . .
    I like the weigh stations I have found in rural areas of Oregon. When they are not manned, they leave the scales accessible, and the visible scale readout ON, so you can weigh your rig yourself for free.
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    Re: Highway Weight Stations

    Quote Originally Posted by ksucats View Post
    Somewhere higher in this thread was a link to the AAA guide for towing/stopping. I read there that Kansas has it as all trucks must stop. I asked my neighbor who is a CDL instructor and examiner for the state of Kansas about this. He said that technically they call our 'trucks' pickups -- trucks are 26001 or greater. However, a few troopers will pull you over and examine your registration. If it shows more the 10K, you get a ticket and can fight it in court.
    This is the Texas law as well at least commercially.

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    Re: Highway Weight Stations

    I do this all the time. Some of them are not all that rural.
    Quote Originally Posted by wdk450 View Post
    I like the weigh stations I have found in rural areas of Oregon. When they are not manned, they leave the scales accessible, and the visible scale readout ON, so you can weigh your rig yourself for free.



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